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Come From Away

Come From Away
Book, Music, & Lyrics By Irene Sankoff and David Hein
La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, Mirvish Productions, Concert in Gander, and Broadway
Directed by Christopher Ashley
Associate Director Jessica Bird

Come From Away
Book, Music, & Lyrics By
Irene Sankoff and David Hein

Directed by Christopher Ashley
Associate Director Jessica Bird

LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE, SEATTLE REPERTORY THEATRE, FORD'S THEATRE, MIRVISH PRODUCTIONS, GANDER CONCERT, & BROADWAY
Musical Staging by Kelly Devine / Music Supervision & Arrangements by Ian Eisendrath /
Scenic Design by Beowulf Boritt / Costume Design by Toni-Leslie James /
Lighting Design by Howell Binkley / Sound Design by Gareth Owen


Praise

Winner of 2017 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical
Winner of 5 Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Musical & Best Direction
Winner of 3 Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical
Winner of Best Musical across North America in San Diego, Seattle, Washington DC, Toronto, and NYC


 


 
Original Broadway Cast

Original Broadway Cast

 

Jessica creates a safe and secure environment for artists. She is not a dictator, though she is direct and clear about what she needs from you. Jessica is one of the most patient and understanding directors I’ve ever worked with. You want her on your team.
— Q. Smith, Original Broadway Actress

 
Q. Smith, Joel Hatch, Chad Kimball, Geno Carr, Kendra Kassebaum, Petrina Bromley

Q. Smith, Joel Hatch, Chad Kimball, Geno Carr, Kendra Kassebaum, Petrina Bromley

 

“Jessica is a passionate, supportive, talented director who was a pleasure to work with. She was an integral part of the creation of Come From Away.”
— Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Book, Music & Lyrics

 
Jenn Colella and Company

Jenn Colella and Company

Geno Carr and Company

Geno Carr and Company

Caesar Samayoa, Sharon Wheatley, Q. Smith, Chad Kimball

Caesar Samayoa, Sharon Wheatley, Q. Smith, Chad Kimball

Chad Kimball and Company

Chad Kimball and Company

Jenn Colella, Ramano Di Nillo (Percussion), Caitlin Warbelow (Fiddle), and Company

Jenn Colella, Ramano Di Nillo (Percussion), Caitlin Warbelow (Fiddle), and Company

Sharon Wheatley, Lee MacDougal

Sharon Wheatley, Lee MacDougal

Q. Smith, Geno Carr, and Company

Q. Smith, Geno Carr, and Company

Geno Carr, Caesar Samayoa, Rodney Hicks, Q. Smith, Joel Hatch, Sharon Wheatley, Jen Colella, Lee MacDougal, Kendra Kassebaum, Chad Kimball, Astrid Van Wieren, Petrina Bromley (Original Broadway Cast)

Geno Carr, Caesar Samayoa, Rodney Hicks, Q. Smith, Joel Hatch, Sharon Wheatley, Jen Colella, Lee MacDougal, Kendra Kassebaum, Chad Kimball, Astrid Van Wieren, Petrina Bromley (Original Broadway Cast)

 

Photo Credit Matthew Murphy